Here is a look at per capita weapons data, based on the ATF's National Firearms Registration and Transfer Record, and 2013 data from the U.S. Census.
While the ATF's National Firearms Registration and Transfer Record is the only accessible list of its kind, it is not all-inclusive. NFA firearms only include the categories regulated by The National Firearms Act of 1934: machine guns, short-barreled rifles, short-barreled shotguns, suppressors, destructive devices like bombs and grenades, concealable devices with the ability to discharge a shot through the energy of an explosive, and any firearm with a bore over half an inch that has not been determined to have a legitimate sporting use.
But some guns fall outside of this scope, and many aren't registered, meaning surveys on gun ownership come to different conclusions. For a look at those results, check out this list.
51. New York
While this list is lengthy, it does not include categories like pistols, which make up a large percentage of the guns in the U.S. As such, the total numbers of guns in each state would actually be much higher than the figures here. This gallery is a but a snapshot of some of the broader trends.
New York comes in at number 51, with only 3.3 guns for every 1,000 residents. That's 64,353 registered firearms dispersed among 19,651,127 people. Here, two boys hold inflatable toy guns while taking part in the July 4th Liberty Festival in Liberty, New York.
50. Rhode Island
For every 1,000 residents in Rhode Island, there are 3.8 guns. That's 3,973 registered firearms dispersed among 1,051,511 people.
In this picture, Rhode Island state police Capt. James Manni gives a demonstration using an AR-15 semi-automatic assault weapon, while testifying before a R.I. House Judiciary Committee, reviewing legislation that would ban the sale of assault weapons or high-capacity ammunition magazines.
For every 1,000 residents in Delaware, there are 4.2 guns. That's 3,907 registered firearms dispersed among 925,749 people.
Here, people wear shirts supporting gun ownership during the Delaware State Sportsmen's Association Second Amendment rally at the Modern Maturity Center in Dover, Delaware.
For every 1,000 residents in Michigan, there are 4.3 guns. That's 42,855 registered firearms dispersed among 9,895,622 people.
In this photo, Chris and Marty Welch of Cadillac, Michigan, carry decorated Olympic Arms .223 pistols at a rally for supporters of Michigan's Open Carry law.
For every 1,000 residents in Massachusetts, there are 4.9 guns. That's 32,682 registered firearms dispersed among 6,692,824 people.
Here, Charlie Cahill and his friend Ryan Tormey, both twelve-year-olds from Massachusetts, inspect the action on semi-automatic pistols at the 133rd NRA National Convention.
For every 1,000 residents in Hawaii, there are 5.1 guns. That's 7,105 registered firearms dispersed among 1,404,054 people.
45. New Jersey
For every 1,000 residents in New Jersey, there are 5.8 guns. That's 51,670 registered firearms dispersed among 8,899,339 people. Here, a man checks out a handgun for sale at the RTSP shooting range in Randolph, New Jersey.
For every 1,000 residents in Iowa, there are 6.1 guns. That's 18,880 registered firearms dispersed among 3,090,416 people.
In this picture, then-U.S. Senator (D-MA) and 2004 Presidential candidate John Kerry goes pheasant hunting during a campaign stop in Colo, Iowa.
For every 1,000 residents in Vermont, there are 6.4 guns. That's 4,032 registered firearms dispersed among 626,630 people.
Here, instructor Harry Fleming demonstrates the proper way to fire assault weapons at a firing range in Underhill, Vermont.
For every 1,000 residents in Mississippi, there are 6.8 guns. That's 20,389 registered firearms dispersed among 2,991,207 people.
For every 1,000 residents in Nebraska, there are 7.4 guns. That's 13,864 registered firearms dispersed among 1,868,516 people.
In this photo, cattle farmer Ben Gotschall puts his rifle away after killing a six-month old calf in Raymond, Nebraska.
For every 1,000 residents in California, there are 7.6 guns. That's 292,877 registered firearms dispersed among 38,332,521 people.
Here, Dennis Rohman, manager of the Project Y2000 firing range, shows a training gun at his range-cum-gun store in El Cajon, California.
For every 1,000 residents in Wisconsin, there are 7.8 guns. That's 44,705 registered firearms dispersed among 5,742,713 people.
In this picture, a man fires an SKS semi-automatic rifle at the St. Croix Rod and Gun Club in Hudson, Wisconsin.
For every 1,000 residents in Missouri, there are 8.5 guns. That's 51,550 registered firearms dispersed among 6,044,171 people.
Here, Pat Darling (L) and his nephew, Chip Darling, look at a Remington rifle display during the NRA Annual Meetings and Exhibits at America's Center in St. Louis, Missouri.
For every 1,000 residents in Washington, there are 8.6 guns. That's 60,009 registered firearms dispersed among 6,971,406 people.
In this photo, a pair of gun rights activists listen to a speaker during an "I Will Not Comply" rally at the State Capitol in Olympia, Washington. Gun rights activists protested Washington State's voter-passed initiative that requires background checks for all guns sales and exchanges.
For every 1,000 residents in Maine, there are 8.7 guns. That's 11,509 registered firearms dispersed among 1,328,302 people.
Here, Mark Sandy coaches his 11-year-old son Ben as he fires a Colt 9mm submachine gun during the 7th annual Hiram Maxim Machine Gun Shoot & Expo in Dover-Foxcroft, Maine.
For every 1,000 residents in Illinois, there are 9.2 guns. That's 118,295 registered firearms dispersed among 12,882,135 people.
Here, Danny Egan (L) helps a customer shop for a handgun at Freddie Bear Sports on in Tinley Park, Illinois. According to a 2015 survey conducted by the University of Chicago, 32 percent of all Americans now own guns.
33 (tie). West Virginia
For every 1,000 residents in West Virginia, there are 9.4 guns. That's 17,429 registered firearms dispersed among 1,854,304 people.
Here, a West Virginia Police officer and K-9 walk the perimeter of Philip Barbour High School in Philippi, West Virginia, following a report of someone with a gun inside the school on August 25, 2015.
33 (tie). Arizona
For every 1,000 residents in Arizona, there are 9.4 guns. That's 62,527 registered firearms dispersed among 6,626,624 people. Here, participants check out assault rifles on display at the Border Security Expo in Phoenix, Arizona.
31 (tie). North Dakota
For every 1,000 residents in North Dakota, there are 9.5 guns. That's 6,863 registered firearms dispersed among 723,393 people.
Here North Dakota House majority leader Rick Berg takes aim at a target 50 feet away while shooting at the National Guard Armory in Bismarck, N.D. The North Dakota National Guard allows legislators to use the firing range during the legislative session.
31 (tie). Minnesota
For every 1,000 residents in Minnesota, there are 9.5 guns. That's 51,658 registered firearms dispersed among 5,420,380 people.
Here, Tom Dahlberg and his wife Julie from Shore Wood, Minnesota, look at a M82A-1-CQ Barrett 50 caliber semi-automatic firearm.
Florida comes in at number 30, with 10.2 guns for every 1,000 residents. That's a staggering 199,828 registered firearms dispersed among 19,552,860 people.
Here, the co-owner of the National Armory gun store helps a client consider firearms in Pompano Beach, Florida.
For every 1,000 residents in Kansas, there are 11 guns. That's 31,926 registered firearms dispersed among 2,893,957 people.
In this picture, Logan, Kansas resident Dorothy Becker looks over an old U.S. Army rifle that's part of her family's extensive firearm collection.
28. North Carolina
For every 1,000 residents in North Carolina, there are 11.1 guns. That's 109,388 registered firearms dispersed among 9,848,060 people.
Here, a shell is ejected as Frankie McRae fires an AR-15 semiautomatic rifle at his Range 37 gun club in Bunnlevel, North Carolina.
25 (tie). Tennessee
Tennessee comes in at number 25, with 11.3 guns for every 1,000 residents. That's 73,320 registered firearms among 6,495,978 people.
In this photo, a young boy inspects a rifle during the 2015 NRA Annual Meeting & Exhibits in Nashville, Tennessee, on April 10, 2015.
25 (tie). Montana
For every 1,000 residents in Montana, there are 11.3 guns. That's 11,461 registered firearms dispersed among 1,015,165 people.
Here, National Rifle Association President David Keene and Republican gubernatorial candidate Rick Hill discuss gun rights at a sporting goods store in Great Falls, Montana.
25 (tie). Connecticut
Connecticut is tied with Tennessee and Montana at number 25, with 11.3 guns for every 1,000 residents. That's 40,740 registered firearms among 3,596,080 people.
In this picture, students learn to fire their pistols at a class taught by King 33 Training at a shooting range in Wallingford, Connecticut.
23 (tie). Oregon
For every 1,000 residents in Oregon, there are 11.4 guns. That's 44,811 registered firearms among 3,930,065 people.
Here, a man carrying a handgun on his right hip walks past protesters in Roseburg, Oregon.
23 (tie). Ohio
Ohio is tied with Oregon for number 23 because it has the same number of guns per capita. That being said, the actual number of registered firearms in Ohio is much greater than the figure in Oregon because of its much larger population.
For every 1,000 residents in Ohio, there are 11.4 guns. That's 131,990 registered firearms among 11,570,808 people.
22. South Dakota
South Dakota comes in at number 22, with 11.5 guns for every 1,000 residents. That's 9,677 registered firearms dispersed among 844,877 people.
21. South Carolina
For every 1,000 residents in South Carolina, there are 11.6 guns. That's 55,286 registered firearms among 4,774,839 people.
Colorado comes in at number 20, with 12 guns for every 1,000 residents. That's 63,178 registered firearms among 5,268,367 people.
In this picture, a customer holds a Smith & Wesson pistol at Firing-Line Aurora, Colorado, not far from where the Aurora theater shooting took place.
For every 1,000 residents in Oklahoma, there are 12.3 guns. That's 47,419 registered firearms among 3,850,568 people.
Here, Miles Hall, the founder and president of H&H Gun Range - Shooting Sports Outlet, looks over a Henry Golden Boy rifle, in his store in Oklahoma City.
Texas comes in at number 18, with 12.8 guns on record for every 1,000 residents. That's 337,309 firearms among 26,448,193 people. In fact, the actual numbers are probably higher because Texans are not required by law to register their firearms. As such, the ATF can only count those who seek background checks.
In this photo, an attendee wears a 2nd Amendment shirt while inspecting an assault rifle during the 2013 NRA Annual Meeting and Exhibits in Houston, Texas. More than 70,000 people attended the NRA's three-day annual meeting that year, which featured nearly 550 exhibitors, a gun trade show and a political rally.
For every 1,000 residents in Utah, there are 12.9 guns. That's 37,490 registered firearms among 2,900,872 people.
Here, Siri Davidson walks to a gun rights rally at the Utah State Capitol with her son, Keaton, and an AR-15 she got for Valentine's Day.
Kentucky comes in at number 16, with 13.5 guns for every 1,000 residents. That's 59,240 registered firearms among 4,395,295 people.
In this picture, a man and woman hold hands as they walk, both carrying several guns, at the Knob Creek Machine Gun Shoot in West Point, Kentucky.
For every 1,000 residents in Indiana, there are 14.1 guns. That's 92,700 registered firearms among 6,570,902 people.
Here, a man shows his daughter a six-shooter at the 143rd NRA Annual Meetings and Exhibits at the Indiana Convention Center in Indianapolis, Indiana on April 26, 2014.
13 (tie). New Hampshire
New Hampshire comes in at number 13, with 14.6 guns for every 1,000 residents. That's 19,284 registered firearms dispersed among 1,323,459 people.
In this picture, a gun owner listens as presidential candidate Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, speaks to potential supporters at the Londonderry Fish and Game club in Litchfield, N.H., April 19, 2015.
13 (tie). Georgia
Georgia is tied with New Hampshire in the number 13 slot with the same number of guns per capita, but with a larger figure of individual guns in the state, due to its larger population. For every 1,000 residents in Georgia, there are 14.6 guns. That's 145,412 registered firearms dispersed among 9,992,167 people.
Here, gun advocate Luke Crawford displays his rifle across his chest in protest at a gun control rally at the Georgia State Capitol in Atlanta.
11 (tie). Pennsylvania
Pennsylvania comes in at number 11, with 15 guns for every 1,000 residents. That's 88,732 registered firearms among 5,928,814 people.
In this picture, Bob Colden places gun locks on guns for sale in the gun library at Cabela's, in Hamburg, Pennsylvania.
11 (tie). Maryland
Maryland is tied with Pennsylvania for number 11 slot. For every 1,000 residents in Maryland, there are 15 guns. That's 88,732 registered firearms among 5,928,814 people.
Louisiana comes in at number 10, with 15.1 guns for every 1,000 residents. That's 69,668 registered firearms among 4,625,470 people.
Here, a salesman at Precision Firearms & Indoor Range in Baton Rouge stands next to a rack of semi-automatic rifles.
For every 1,000 residents in Alaska, there are 15.2 guns. That's a total of 11,167 registered firearms among 735,132 people.
In this photo, Yupik children shoot a rifle in the remote Alaskan village of Newtok.
Nevada comes in at number eight, with 19.5 guns for every 1,000 residents. That's 54,436 registered firearms among 2,790,136 people.
Here, Ed Mazzeo of Bushmaster Firearms shows Matteo Martini a semi-automatic Bushmaster Enhanced Adaptive Combat Rifle at the National Shooting Sports Foundation's 34th annual Shooting, Hunting, Outdoor Trade Show in Las Vegas.
For every 1,000 residents in Alabama, there are 20 guns. That's a total of 96,744 registered firearms among 4,833,722 people.
In this picture, a man displays his salvaged 9mm Smith and Wesson pistol after the town of Concord, Alabama, was devastated by a storm.
Idaho comes in at number six, with 24.2 guns for every 1,000 residents. That's 39,019 registered firearms among 1,612,136 people.
Here, Roberta Regnier, owner of the Alpha-Omega Services gun store in Nampa, Idaho, holds an AR-15.
For every 1,000 residents in Virginia, there are 30.1 guns. That's a total of 248,939 registered firearms among 8,260,405 people.
In this photo, members of gun rights groups gather at Gravelly Point in Arlington, Virginia, for an "Open Carry Rally" in support of their constitutional rights to bear arms.
4. New Mexico
New Mexico comes in at number four, with 40.5 guns for every 1,000 residents. That's 84,471 registered firearms among 2,085,287 people.
For every 1,000 residents in Arkansas, there are 41.6 guns. That's a total of 123,130 registered firearms among 2,959,373 people.
Here, salvaged guns sit on the hood of a car after a tornado tore through Vilonia, Arkansas in April 2014.
2. District of Columbia
The District of Columbia comes in at number two in the nation, with 66.4 guns for every 1,000 residents. That's 42,897 registered firearms dispersed among only 646,449 people.
Wyoming has the highest number of registered guns per capita of any state in America. For every 1,000 residents, there are 195.7 guns, about three times the rate of second-place D.C. That's 114,052 registered firearms in a state with a population of only 582,658 people.
Here, Zak Smith and Shane Coppinger, co-owners of Thunder Beast Arms Corp., prepare to shoot high-powered rifles fitted with sound suppressors at a rifle range west of Cheyenne, Wyoming.